Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd Dec

noon - 8pm friday & Saturday  |  noon - 6pm SUnday


THURSDAY 30th Nov 6PM - 9PM

This December will see the return of the London Illustration Fair 2017. Following on from an extremely successful move from Hoxton to London's Southbank in 2015, we will be seeking to push the envelope once again to help refine and perfect the experience for all our exhibitors. There will be less spaces up for grabs this year as we seek to improve the flow of the space. The lighting, workshop rooms, payment points and over all lay-out will all be improved upon to help provide a higher quality fair for both exhibitors and visitors.


Who should apply

We are looking for illustrators, graphic designers and creative crafts people looking to exhibit and sell their work to an audience of art buyers, gallery owners, creative agencies and everyone in-between. Alongside our wall spaces we are now offering the option of a table space. This is to encourage a wider selection of craftspeople such as jewellery designers, fashion print designers, zine makers & publishers as well as illustrators at the start of their career.


How to Apply

If you are looking to take part in The London Illustration Fair you will need to supply us with a single sided A4 pdf with the following information:


-     Your name, website, email and contact phone number.

-       3 images of your work detailing its title, price, size and medium.

-       No more than 100 words on your artwork and your artistic practice.

-       No more than 100 words on your plans for the illustration fair, including any live or participatory elements you are planning for the event.

-    Your desired stand/stall size & commission rate.

-    Your second choice of stand size.


Your Application pdf will help the judging panel make their final decision so please make your application as clear as possible. Applications must be a SINGLE SIDE A4 PDF only. Any exhibitors who supply their application differently will be asked to resubmit using the correct specifications.  If you are a collective or looking to share a stand you may provide a two page PDF. 

 Please send this to with the subject heading 'APPLICATION2017'.


Stand options

Table Stall    =   £175 (25% commission)  or  £225 (10% commission)    Includes a 6ft table and a 6ft line to hang work from (limited availability. Priority given to smaller based crafts).

12ft Stand     =   £275 (25% commission)  or  £425 (10% commission)    Wall space 12ft wide and 8ft high. 

16ft Stand     =   £375 (25% commission)  or  £525 (10% commission)    Wall space 16ft wide and 8ft high.

20ft Stand     =   £500 (25% commission)  or  £650 (10% commission)    Wall space 20ft wide and 8ft high. 

24ft Stand     =   £625 (25% commission)  or  £800 (10% commission)    Wall space 24ft wide and 8ft high.


Your stall & payments during the event

Applying artists are encouraged to offer a live hands-on element to their stand. This interaction helps to create a positive and creative environment throughout the event by encouraging public engagement. Past activities have included creative workshops, live drawing, live printing, personalised gift cards, raffles etc.

We have had exhibitors adorn their stalls with light boxes, vinyl graphics and illustrations in the past and it always helps. Again, the more creative you get with your design the more people want to engage with your stall. The majority of the stands at the event are made up of a mix of exposed brickwork and MDF clad walls. Exhibitors will not be able to paint their walls unless arranged with us prior to the event.

We will be providing a sales desk on every floor where customers can make payment for artwork via cash tills and PDQ card machines. Due to security and sales regulations all payments must go via our sales desk. This will work on a receipt system filled out by the artists. Further information about our tills and payment system will be explained to you once your application has been accepted.



Our new venue is the Bargehouse on London’s Southbank. The space is a 4-storey raw warehouse within Oxo Tower Wharf that showcases a variety of exhibitions and creative events throughout the year. For the London Illustration Fair 2017 it will provide a unique, exciting and versatile backdrop to the events artwork, workshops and activities. With over 10,000sq ft of floor space to play with the Bargehouse is the perfect space for us to flex our creative muscles. 


Times and Dates you will need to be available

Wednesday 29th Nov - Sunday 3rd Dec

The three day event will run from Friday 1st of December until Sunday 3rd with a launch party on Thursday 30th Nov from 6pm onwards. Event opening hours are: Fri: noon - 8pm, Sat: noon - 8pm, Sun: noon - 6pm, artists should be at the venue half an hour before the event starts. Set-up will take place on Wednesday 29th of November and take down will be on Sunday 3rd from 6pm onwards.

It is the responsibility of the artist to set-up and take down their stand as well as having someone present at their stand at all times throughout.

Want to host a workshop?


The London Illustration Fair is looking for workshop proposals for our December Fair. Do you have an idea for an engaging and inspiring activity that you would like to share with our visitors? We'd love to hear from you. 

Last year's fair saw the workshop space as a hub of activity - with drop in workshops ranging from screen-printing to jewellery making, architectural illustration to collage. Whatever your idea, we have a fantastic space in the Bargehouse ready for you!

- Workshops will take place 1st - 3rd December (any or all days), at the Bargehouse, SE1.

- We do not charge you a fee for the pitch, we simply charge a flat 25% commission on any takings you receive. We provide the chairs, tables and promotion, you provide your materials and expertise. If you choose to also sell any additional items (such as prints or books) we also charge 25% commission.

- A tip - last year our most successful workshops were drop-in sessions that ran throughout the day, with activities costing between £5 and £50. Of course depending on what your activity is you should charge accordingly, but maybe if your activity needs to be more on the pricey side, perhaps consider also running a cheaper, quicker option also. To discuss further or with any queries please email